Mr Forster, the first Clerk, died before the Workhouse opened and was replaced in 1840 by Mr Smith. His salary was increased in February 1843 from
Surgeon Savage was employed for three months from
There was also a piggery. The intention was as far as possible to be self-sufficient in food.
There were factors that featured on a national and wider scale, such as temporary agricultural recessions, government policies and the shift from cultivation to pasture.
The rising and falling trends of Workhouse admissions over
Notes compiled mainly from conversations (1990) between the author John McCullagh and Mrs Nancy Ferrier, former employee of Newry Workhouse.